6 Tips To Clear The Decks And Set New Self-Publishing Goals

Did you achieve your self-publishing goals for this year? It’s November, so there’s still time to finish projects, and clear the decks for next year. Start by reviewing your sales. Self-publishing goals: review your sales (what worked?) A book you know will sell, doesn’t. Another book you wrote to amuse yourself takes off. What worked for you this year? Consider: … Read more

Writing Fiction: 3 Strategies To Keep You Writing

Frustrated? When you’re writing fiction, frustration is a given: you’ll often become annoyed. Please expect that. Every project is different, regardless of what you’re writing. Last week, an author told me she was ready to give up. She’d started a series, and although the first book sold well, the second wasn’t moving at all. Moreover, the third novel was a … Read more

Writing Ebooks: Can You Still Make Money?

Have you wondered about writing ebooks as a profitable way to make an income? Self-publishing is still the perfect home business. You don’t need big money to get started, and you can write in your spare time or full-time. Although millions of ebooks are published on Amazon, authors can nevertheless make money. An article from Amazon discusses Amazon Kindle Direct … Read more

Product Creation: Avoid A Pitfall So You Can Create & Sell Faster

Interested in product creation? If you’re a creative entrepreneur, such as a blogger, a writer, or a designer, you know your audience wants products they can buy. They may message you, enquiring whether you have a product related to something mentioned on social media, or related to something about which you blogged. It might seem a no-brainer to create a … Read more

Freelance Writing Success: 5 Traits To Develop, Starting Today

Want to develop a freelance writing career? If you’re proactive, love learning new things, and enjoy writing (mostly), chances are that you’ll succeed. Recently, a new freelance writer asked a good question about writers’ personality traits: “what kind of person succeeds as a writer?” Wow, great question. Years ago, when I contributed to a large magazine, I congratulated a writer … Read more